NEWS

Garda appeal for missing Limerick teen

Garda appeal for missing Limerick teen

THE ASSISTANCE of the public is being sought to help try and find a teenager missing in Limerick since last Tuesday. Gardaí at Roxboro Rd in Limerick are looking to trace the whereabouts of 17 year old Morgan Ryan. Morgan was last seen on Tuesday July 19 in Limerick. He is described as being 172cm (5’8”) in […]

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Increase in the minimum-wage divides groups

Increase in the minimum-wage divides groups

PLANS to increase the National Minimum Wage have been met with divided opinions by a number of business groups. The Small Firms Association has condemned the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation of an increase in the National Minimum Wage. Linda Barry, SFA Acting Director, said “There is no justification for any increase in the National Minimum […]

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When Sam Allardyce dreamed the dream

When Sam Allardyce dreamed the dream

“SAM, my advice is not to proceed with any house deal” “Why not” “Because the record book shows very few managers stayed here beyond 18 months, and you could be left putting it back on a depressed market even before you have settled in”. Words of wisdom I had passed on to Sam Allardyce, who […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Garda appeal for missing Limerick teen

Garda appeal for missing Limerick teen

THE ASSISTANCE of the public is being sought to help try and find a teenager missing in Limerick since last Tuesday. Gardaí at Roxboro Rd in Limerick are looking to trace the whereabouts of 17 year old Morgan Ryan. Morgan was last seen on Tuesday July 19 in Limerick. He is described as being 172cm (5’8”) in […]

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Eight year sentences for Limerick Collopy brothers

Eight year sentences for Limerick Collopy brothers

  CONVICTED Limerick criminals, Kieran and Brian Collopy have been jailed for eight years for what a judge has said was “peddling the most dangerous of drugs from the top of the pyramid”. Passing sentence at Limerick Circuit Court on Wednesday, Judge Tom O’Donnell recalled the evidence of detective sergeant Alan Cullen who said that […]

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Attack on Limerick mother and death of father and son linked

Attack on Limerick mother and death of father and son linked

A THREE year-old boy and a his Italian father have been killed in a head on road crash in County Limerick this Tuesday morning, just a short time after the boy’s mother was attacked at her home. Gardai in Limerick are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and a stabbing incident in Oola where a […]

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SPORT

GAA – Limerick minors play Wexford at ‘High Noon’

GAA – Limerick minors play Wexford at ‘High Noon’

THE LIMERICK minor hurlers are in All Ireland quarter final action this Sunday at 12noon in Thurles. The county’s last remaining team in championship action take on Wexford in what is the curtain raiser to the senior All Ireland quarter finals at hurling HQ. Limerick manager Pat Donnelly has only one injury doubt with Micheal […]

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When Sam Allardyce dreamed the dream

When Sam Allardyce dreamed the dream

“SAM, my advice is not to proceed with any house deal” “Why not” “Because the record book shows very few managers stayed here beyond 18 months, and you could be left putting it back on a depressed market even before you have settled in”. Words of wisdom I had passed on to Sam Allardyce, who […]

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Big Sam can complete unique Limerick ‘hat-trick’

Big Sam can complete unique Limerick ‘hat-trick’

SHOULD Sam Allardyce be announced as England manager, as widely predicted, it will see three former Limerick soccer players taking on the role of international team manager in the countries of their birth. First was Eoin Hand, who brought the city club their second League of Ireland title, and was rewarded with his appointment as manager […]

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LIFESTYLE

On the wings of Furious Angels

On the wings of Furious Angels

THE luck of teaching three days per week at Dublin’s National College of Ireland has afforded Dr Damien Mac Namara the luxury of time to polish off his first published novel. Working in the ‘young adult’ category because “younger minds are much more complex and more open to adapting to the world around them”, this […]

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Rich and challenging concerts will define ICO’s next season

Rich and challenging concerts will define ICO’s next season

IRISH Chamber Orchestra has committed to a mega-watt fifth season working with artistic partners Hungarian conductor Gábor Tákacs Nagy and clarinettist/ composer Jörg Widmann – and their individual innovative concepts. We can look forward to the experience of world class soloists and concerts placed between UCH and St Mary’s Cathedral in the city centre. On […]

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There’s Mr. F*ckin’ Caplis – John Caplis is 12 Years a Teacher

There’s Mr. F*ckin’ Caplis – John Caplis is 12 Years a Teacher

COMEDIAN John Caplis, now based in Newport, has promoted and MC’d comedy gigs in Limerick since the ’00s. This weekend he brings his own show to The Locke Bar, based on his other career as a substitute teacher. ‘A tale of pain, heartache, stress and laughter’ is the byline for this show. The teacher who […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

On the wings of Furious Angels

On the wings of Furious Angels

THE luck of teaching three days per week at Dublin’s National College of Ireland has afforded Dr Damien Mac Namara the luxury of time to polish off his first published novel. Working in the ‘young adult’ category because “younger minds are much more complex and more open to adapting to the world around them”, this […]

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Rich and challenging concerts will define ICO’s next season

Rich and challenging concerts will define ICO’s next season

IRISH Chamber Orchestra has committed to a mega-watt fifth season working with artistic partners Hungarian conductor Gábor Tákacs Nagy and clarinettist/ composer Jörg Widmann – and their individual innovative concepts. We can look forward to the experience of world class soloists and concerts placed between UCH and St Mary’s Cathedral in the city centre. On […]

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There’s Mr. F*ckin’ Caplis – John Caplis is 12 Years a Teacher

There’s Mr. F*ckin’ Caplis – John Caplis is 12 Years a Teacher

COMEDIAN John Caplis, now based in Newport, has promoted and MC’d comedy gigs in Limerick since the ’00s. This weekend he brings his own show to The Locke Bar, based on his other career as a substitute teacher. ‘A tale of pain, heartache, stress and laughter’ is the byline for this show. The teacher who […]

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PHOTOS

Socials – Permanent TSB Opening at Castletroy Limerick

Socials – Permanent TSB Opening at Castletroy Limerick

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After Dark – ‘A Day in May’ Launch

After Dark – ‘A Day in May’ Launch

THE ‘A Day in May’ photographic exhibition was officially launched at The Belltable last Monday evening. The event was organised by Yes Equality Limerick and supported by GOSSH and Limerick Pride as the exhibition coincides with this year’s festival. The exhibition perfectly illustrates ‘A Day in May’ (May 23, 2015 to be exact) when the […]

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After Dark – Pig ‘n’ Porter 2016

After Dark – Pig ‘n’ Porter 2016

IT was another great year for the Pig ‘n’ Porter festival in Limerick last weekend as Ireland’s biggest Tag Rugby event took place at the Old Crescent RFC. The hugely popular sporting festival were celebrating their 15th anniversary at the rugby grounds in Rosbrien and as usual there was a huge turnout for the occasion […]

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Other Recent Stories

On the wings of Furious Angels

On the wings of Furious Angels

| July 24, 2016

THE luck of teaching three days per week at Dublin’s National College of Ireland has afforded Dr Damien Mac Namara the luxury of time to polish off his first published novel. Working in the ‘young adult’ category because “younger minds are much more complex and more open to adapting to the world around them”, this […]

Continue Reading

GAA – Limerick minors play Wexford at ‘High Noon’

GAA – Limerick minors play Wexford at ‘High Noon’

| July 23, 2016

THE LIMERICK minor hurlers are in All Ireland quarter final action this Sunday at 12noon in Thurles. The county’s last remaining team in championship action take on Wexford in what is the curtain raiser to the senior All Ireland quarter finals at hurling HQ. Limerick manager Pat Donnelly has only one injury doubt with Micheal […]

Continue Reading

Rich and challenging concerts will define ICO’s next season

Rich and challenging concerts will define ICO’s next season

| July 23, 2016

IRISH Chamber Orchestra has committed to a mega-watt fifth season working with artistic partners Hungarian conductor Gábor Tákacs Nagy and clarinettist/ composer Jörg Widmann – and their individual innovative concepts. We can look forward to the experience of world class soloists and concerts placed between UCH and St Mary’s Cathedral in the city centre. On […]

Continue Reading

Garda appeal for missing Limerick teen

Garda appeal for missing Limerick teen

| July 22, 2016

THE ASSISTANCE of the public is being sought to help try and find a teenager missing in Limerick since last Tuesday. Gardaí at Roxboro Rd in Limerick are looking to trace the whereabouts of 17 year old Morgan Ryan. Morgan was last seen on Tuesday July 19 in Limerick. He is described as being 172cm (5’8”) in […]

Continue Reading

Increase in the minimum-wage divides groups

Increase in the minimum-wage divides groups

| July 22, 2016

PLANS to increase the National Minimum Wage have been met with divided opinions by a number of business groups. The Small Firms Association has condemned the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation of an increase in the National Minimum Wage. Linda Barry, SFA Acting Director, said “There is no justification for any increase in the National Minimum […]

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